James "Bunny" Sansom incorporated Sansom Equipment Company in March of 1987. He started Sansom Equipment Company with a vision of one day being a complete provider for municipalities and industrial contractors for the Southeast.

In 2000, Jeff Cherry and Zane Kilgo purchased Sansom Equipment Company. Their goal was to make his vision a reality. Since then, SEC has become the leader in supplying municipal and contractor equipment to the State of Alabama, State of Mississippi, State of Tennessee, State of Louisiana, and the Panhandle of Florida.

In 2008, SEC launched a satellite office in Mobile, AL to assist in selling and servicing equipment. Their future plans are to have a satellite facility in every State of their territory. Sansom received the State of Arkansas for Envirosight Cameras.

In February 2017, Jeff & Zane brought on Josh Stringer as a partner with Sansom Equipment. They are staying true to their plans and are opening a new 14,000 square foot facility in Shelbyville TN in October 2017.